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100 Movies: A Countdown

 
 
Reply Wed 17 Oct, 2007 11:42 am
Not sure if this is the greatest YouTube clip of all time, but it's pretty darned cool -- a real treat for movie fans. I wonder if anyone here could identify all 100 movies (I can't, but I bet I could come close).

Most of the numbers are just random, offhand remarks, but some are pretty memorable. 36 ("36!?!") is a classic. And if you can't guess what 11 is, then you just haven't been paying attention.
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Shapeless
 
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Reply Wed 17 Oct, 2007 12:27 pm
Very clever. It was great to see 43, and 36 was a bit of a blast from the past. I might have made a different choice for 42.

I was trying to guess what 1 would be... I should have known. 8)
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Paaskynen
 
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Reply Thu 18 Oct, 2007 11:57 am
They pulled the clip already. Crying or Very sad
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 18 Oct, 2007 03:24 pm
Awwww! I did enjoy it.
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eoe
 
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Reply Thu 18 Oct, 2007 05:38 pm
They haven't pulled it. I just watched it.
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Thu 18 Oct, 2007 06:36 pm
OK, here's my list of the 100 movies in the video. Titles marked with a ? I'm pretty sure about, but I'm not certain. I have no idea about the ones that are marked with just a ?. Any help?

100. Night of the Living Dead
99. Laura?
98. Dead Poets Society
97. Blade Runner
96. Lost Weekend
95. Ocean's Eleven?
94. Star Wars (Episode IV)
93. Midnight Run
92. ?
91. ?
90. The Fugitive
89. Scarface?
88. Back to the Future
87. ?
86. Quiz Show
85. ?
84. Titanic
83. The Magnificent Seven
82. Rain Man
81. ?
80. Harold and Maude
79. ?
78. ?
77. The Apartment
76. The Great Escape?
75. The Cincinnati Kid?
74. Ed Wood
73. The Jerk
72. Raiders of the Lost Ark
71. When Harry Met Sally
70. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
69. M*A*S*H
68. The Breakfast Club
67. The King and I
66. ?
65. The Princess Bride
64. Yellow Submarine
63. Network
62. Mr. Roberts
61. ?
60. Gone With the Wind
59. The Awful Truth
58. Goldfinger?
57. The Manchurian Candidate
56. It's a Wonderful Life
55. The Blues Brothers
54. ?
53. Midnight Express?
52. Waking Ned Devine?
51. ?
50. Cool Hand Luke
49. ?
48. The Adventures of Robin Hood
47. The Big Sleep
46. On the Waterfront
45. The Hudsucker Proxy
44. Dirty Harry?
43. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
42. Finding Nemo
41. Ben Hur
40. Superman
39. The 39 Steps
38. ?
37. Men in Black
36. Clerks
35. ?
34. Marty
33. The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean?
32. All About Eve
31. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
30. The Wild Bunch
29. Young Frankenstein
28. The Bridge Over the River Kwai
27. The Usual Suspects
26. North by Northwest
25. Sunset Blvd.
24. Escape from New York
23. The Wizard of Oz
22. Casablanca
21. The Lion in Winter
20. Boogie Nights
19. The Shawshank Redemption
18. ?
17. The Maltese Falcon
16. The Natural
15. Being John Malkovich
14. ?
13. Lawrence of Arabia
12. Ghostbusters
11. This is Spinal Tap
10. Citizen Kane
9. Twelve Angry Men
8. Office Space
7. To Kill a Mockingbird?
6. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
5. The Godfather
4. Fargo
3. Glengarry Glen Ross?
2. ?
1. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 18 Oct, 2007 06:38 pm
Egads...
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eoe
 
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Reply Thu 18 Oct, 2007 06:39 pm
I know. Joe...? How long did it take you to compile that list?
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Thu 18 Oct, 2007 06:56 pm
eoe wrote:
I know. Joe...? How long did it take you to compile that list?

About half an hour. Didn't spend much time thinking about each one -- I figured I either knew it or I didn't.
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parados
 
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Reply Thu 18 Oct, 2007 07:08 pm
2 is "Once Upon a Time in the West." - Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson

I saw it just a couple of weeks ago on Turner Classic Movies.
Branson is facing 3 men at the train station. They have shown up to meet him with only 3 horses.
"We are one horse short." followed by Bronson's response.
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Shapeless
 
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Reply Thu 18 Oct, 2007 10:40 pm
79 is "Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern are Dead," a fantastic adaptation of Tom Stoppard's play, starring Tim Roth and Gary Oldman in the title roles.
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Paaskynen
 
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Reply Fri 19 Oct, 2007 03:42 am
I saw it too now. The first time I requested it, I got the message that the video didn't exist anymore (maybe the link changed, or it was in too high demand). It was quite nice and I was surprised how many I did not recognise. I recognised way less than Joe, but I can complete his list a little anyway:

87. Cast Away
85. Silence of the Lambs
81. Galaxy Quest
54. The Remains of the Day
49. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
38. Aliens
35. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington?
2. Once upon a Time in the West

Anybody recognise the remaining?
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Fri 19 Oct, 2007 08:21 am
Paaskynen wrote:
I saw it too now. The first time I requested it, I got the message that the video didn't exist anymore (maybe the link changed, or it was in too high demand). It was quite nice and I was surprised how many I did not recognise. I recognised way less than Joe, but I can complete his list a little anyway:

87. Cast Away
85. Silence of the Lambs
81. Galaxy Quest
54. The Remains of the Day
49. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
38. Aliens
35. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington?
2. Once upon a Time in the West

Anybody recognise the remaining?

I initially thought that 35 was Mr. Smith Goes to Washington too, but I'm pretty well convinced that it isn't. The actors to whom Jimmy Stewart is speaking aren't in Mr. Smith, as far as I can tell (there are only two women prominent in the film -- Jean Arthur and Beulah Bondi ("Ma Smith"), and the woman in that scene isn't either of them). Given what he says in his line of dialogue, I thought it might be Harvey, but Stewart looks too young in the clip.

I can surmise the following: (1) given Stewart's age and the fact that the film is in black-and-white, we can conclude that the film is pre-war (Stewart didn't make any films during the war); (2) it is reasonable to assume that the film has to be on DVD, since the compiler was probably working from DVDs to make the video; (3) the film has to have a character who is a doctor, since Stewart addresses his remarks to a doctor; and (4) given the costumes, the film must take place in the present (i.e. 1930s). A quick scan of the IMDb reveals that the only film that satisfies these criteria appears to be After the Thin Man.
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wandeljw
 
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Reply Fri 19 Oct, 2007 09:13 am
All of you trying to complete the list are doing a great job! Very challenging!
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Fri 19 Oct, 2007 09:32 am
Just a brief chance to go through them an "Laura" and "Scarface" are correct.
Joe is right about "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington."
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Paaskynen
 
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Reply Fri 19 Oct, 2007 10:09 am
So, I was right to add a question mark to Mr Smith. I looked up the quote. It is from Harvey as you thought earlier.

Incidentally, Joe can take away the question mark for no. 33. I am sure it is judge Roy Bean.
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Paaskynen
 
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Reply Fri 19 Oct, 2007 10:53 am
OH, he added the complete list (Don't look if you want to keep guessing)
For those who just HAVE to know
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Shapeless
 
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Reply Fri 19 Oct, 2007 11:58 am
I definitely won't look at the list until we're done. 8)

As to the question mark for 3... is it possible that 3 is L.A. Confidential? I don't remember the movie well enough, but it sounds like Kevin Spacey is speaking cop-talk.
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caramel
 
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Reply Fri 19 Oct, 2007 02:16 pm
joefromchicago wrote:
OK, here's my list of the 100 movies in the video. Titles marked with a ? I'm pretty sure about, but I'm not certain. I have no idea about the ones that are marked with just a ?. Any help?

100. Night of the Living Dead
99. Laura?
98. Dead Poets Society
97. Blade Runner
96. Lost Weekend
95. Ocean's Eleven?
94. Star Wars (Episode IV)
93. Midnight Run
92. ?
91. ?
90. The Fugitive
89. Scarface?
88. Back to the Future
87. ?
86. Quiz Show
85. ?
84. Titanic
83. The Magnificent Seven
82. Rain Man
81. ?
80. Harold and Maude
79. ?
78. ?
77. The Apartment
76. The Great Escape?
75. The Cincinnati Kid?
74. Ed Wood
73. The Jerk
72. Raiders of the Lost Ark
71. When Harry Met Sally
70. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
69. M*A*S*H
68. The Breakfast Club
67. The King and I
66. ?
65. The Princess Bride
64. Yellow Submarine
63. Network
62. Mr. Roberts
61. ?
60. Gone With the Wind
59. The Awful Truth
58. Goldfinger?
57. The Manchurian Candidate
56. It's a Wonderful Life
55. The Blues Brothers
54. ?
53. Midnight Express?
52. Waking Ned Devine?
51. ?
50. Cool Hand Luke
49. ?
48. The Adventures of Robin Hood
47. The Big Sleep
46. On the Waterfront
45. The Hudsucker Proxy
44. Dirty Harry?
43. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
42. Finding Nemo
41. Ben Hur
40. Superman
39. The 39 Steps
38. ?
37. Men in Black
36. Clerks
35. ?
34. Marty
33. The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean?
32. All About Eve
31. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
30. The Wild Bunch
29. Young Frankenstein
28. The Bridge Over the River Kwai
27. The Usual Suspects
26. North by Northwest
25. Sunset Blvd.
24. Escape from New York
23. The Wizard of Oz
22. Casablanca
21. The Lion in Winter
20. Boogie Nights
19. The Shawshank Redemption
18. ?
17. The Maltese Falcon
16. The Natural
15. Being John Malkovich
14. ?
13. Lawrence of Arabia
12. Ghostbusters
11. This is Spinal Tap
10. Citizen Kane
9. Twelve Angry Men
8. Office Space
7. To Kill a Mockingbird?
6. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
5. The Godfather
4. Fargo
3. Glengarry Glen Ross?
2. ?
1. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring


Here's a few

92. The Thing from Another World (1951)
87. Cast Away
66. Gentleman's Agreement
51. Roman Holiday
49. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
35. Harvey
14. The Professionals
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Equus
 
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Reply Fri 19 Oct, 2007 03:33 pm
91 is The Right Stuff

I agree that 35 is Harvey, NOT Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
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